Broadening the Base of Treatment for Alcohol Problems

Broadening the Base of Treatment for Alcohol Problems

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309040389

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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In this congressionally mandated study, an expert committee of the Institute of Medicine takes a close look at where treatment for people with alcohol problems seems to be headed, and provides its best advice on how to get there. Careful consideration is given to how the creative growth of treatment can best be encouraged while keeping costs within reasonable limits. Particular attention is devoted to the importance of developing therapeutic approaches that are sensitive to the special needs of the many diverse groups represented among those who have developed problems related to their use of "man's oldest friend and oldest enemy." This book is the most comprehensive examination of alcohol treatment to date.